Category Archives: Islam

Sudan becomes third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel this year

 Matt Spetalnick, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason in Reuters – Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside … Continue reading

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Why Muslims are the world’s fastest-growing religious group

Michael Lipka and Conrad Hackett of Pew Research – In the next half century or so, Christianity’s long reign as the world’s largest religion may come to an end. Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall … Continue reading

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Italy emerges as ground zero for European extremist populism

From Colleen Barry of AP – Italy’s populist interior minister is uniting Europe’s right-wing parties under an anti-migrant, anti-Islam, anti-bureaucracy banner. Continue reading…

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Faith, Friendship and Tragedy at Santa Fe High

from Skip Hollandsworth of Texas Monthly – Sabika Sheikh, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world, struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became inseparable—until the day a fellow student … Continue reading

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Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues

People in Central and Eastern Europe are less accepting of Muslims and Jews, same-sex marriage, and legal abortion From the Pew Research Center – The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is … Continue reading

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